Nick Smith

17 Aug 17, 7:54am
Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
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7 Aug 17, 2:55pm
David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
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4 Aug 17, 7:21am
An existential Auckland housing debate during Parliament's Question Time: Do land bankers even exist? Also, building consents vs code compliance certificates (and Nick Smith's defective knob)
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2 Aug 17, 7:36pm
Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
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12 Jul 17, 4:53pm
Observations of a renting millennial attending a Smith/Twyford housing debate with a bunch of property investors 
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11 Jul 17, 10:28am
Government shares out $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund among five councils - mostly in the top half of the North Island
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7 Jul 17, 9:50am
New figures from Statistics NZ suggest only about 90% of new homes consented in Auckland actually get built, which means the housing crisis could be much worse than feared
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6 Jul 17, 10:29am
Two instances of the government wrongly defending its Auckland First Home Buyer track record has Alex Tarrant warning: Beware Ministers bearing affordability data
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5 Jul 17, 3:27pm
Nick Smith's Bill, clearing haze around meth contamination, landlord liability and dodgy housing, passes First Reading
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5 Jul 17, 5:02am
Affordable housing front-and-centre in Parliament Tuesday: Amy Adams announces building programme in (marginal) Hutt Valley; English says Nick Smith and his team are doing a great job
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4 Jul 17, 9:36am
Nick Smith says housing affordability is in the eye of the beholder; Defends government’s track record on Auckland affordable housing supply; Says can't regulate prices in SHA developments, despite desire for 10% affordable
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2 Jul 17, 8:41am
Has the Government's Welcome Home Loan scheme under-performed because of banks' relaxed credit policies?
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29 Jun 17, 11:10am
Government releases standard confirming how much P there needs to be in a property for it to be considered contaminated, and how you need to get rid of it
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28 Jun 17, 8:30am
Nick Smith blames Labour for Auckland's housing problems, says National introduced most generous FHB scheme in a generation; English skips around Barclay Affair & ACT defends our freedom to eat a medium-rare burger
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19 Jun 17, 11:37am
Labour slams new Government housing affordability measure as 'ham-fisted'; calls on Nick Smith to reissue it with 'accurate numbers' on true state of housing affordability
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17 Jun 17, 8:18am
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff calls for the introduction of a building warranty or insurance scheme to avoid ratepayers forking out another $600m in a leaky homes saga; Govt to release paper on this soon
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15 Jun 17, 5:22pm
Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith has asked MBIE to find out if any NZ high rise buildings are clad in combustible materials like those in the Grenfell Tower tragedy
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8 Jun 17, 7:22am
Nick Smith vs Phil Twyford on housing shortage figures, episode 56. The one where advice isn't accepted, the market is king and no one can get it right. Not the RBNZ, not Auckland Council, not Shamubeel, not MBIE; No one
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27 May 17, 9:36am
Election 2017 - Party Policies - Housing - Building Workforce
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27 May 17, 9:30am
Election 2017 - Party Policies - Housing - Building and Development
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